Man suffers serious injury which could result in scarring after being hit in side of head in Linlithgow

A 22-year-old man sustained a serious injury after being hit on the side of the head following an argument in Linlithgow.

Monday, 22nd July 2019, 12:41 pm
The incident took place in Preston Road, near the junction with Preston Avenue, around 2.30am on Sunday, July 21.

The incident took place in Preston Road, near the junction with Preston Avenue, around 2.30am on Sunday, July 21.

A man and a woman, both in their twenties, were walking south when an argument took place involving a group of around 10 people.

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The incident took place in Preston Road, near the junction with Preston Avenue, around 2.30am on Sunday, July 21.

He was taken to St John's Hospital for treatment.

The male suspect is described as being of slim build and 5ft 10ins tall.

"Anyone who may have witnessed this, who was in the area at this time or who has information which could be connected to this, and has not yet spoken to officers, is urged to come forward.

Information can be provided to Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0676 of 21st July 2019, or reported anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.